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Global flexible packaging market to grow by 5.1%, report predicts

November 11, 2013
The global market for flexible packaging is set to grow by a compound annual rate of 5.1 percent between 2013 and 2018, reaching a total value of $99.6 billion by the end of the period, up on $73.8 billion last year.
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Canada needs to provide pipline information to public, expert says

November 6, 2013
Canadian authorities need to catch up with their U.S. counterparts when it comes to making pipeline safety data public, a non-profit group advocating pipeline safety has claimed.
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Petrochemical industry to see rapid growth in Philippines

November 6, 2013
Like many industries in the Asia Pacific, the Philippines' petrochemical industry is expected to go through a period of rapid growth, fueled by an expanding economy and increasing demand.
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Listeria developing resistance to disinfectants, researchers find

November 6, 2013
One of the most common causes of foodborne diseases, listeria, is developing resistance to some of the most frequently used disinfectants that dairy processors use to get rid of the bacterium.
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Explosion destroys chemical plant in Quebec

November 6, 2013
An explosion at a chemical plant in Granby, Quebec, on Oct. 30, prompted authorities to consider evacuating some parts of the town.
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Company fined for oil spill in Arkansas

November 5, 2013
Colorado-based Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation has agreed to pay $58,570 to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for violating the Clean Water Act after an oil spill in Arkansas in September last year.
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Salmonella rates on raw chicken decline

November 5, 2013
Official figures indicate that in the second quarter of this year, the overall rates of prevalence of Salmonella on raw chicken carcasses in the United States fell by 34 percent compared to rates from the first quarter of 2013.
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Two-thirds of US aluminum cans recycled last year

November 5, 2013
U.S. aluminum can recycling rates reached the highest level in 20 years last year, highlighting the successful policy that metal companies have been implementing to reduce waste.
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Michigan to introduce new fracking rules

November 5, 2013
Michigan lawmakers are working on a set of new rules regarding the hydraulic fracturing technique for extracting natural gas, also known as fracking.
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Death of oil platform worker under investigation

November 4, 2013
The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has launched an investigation into the death of an oil platform worker at an Energy Resource Technology platform on Oct. 27.
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